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UT is a more prestigious school but the difference between the two schools isn't that great especially when you consider that UT football clusters and TCU does not. If you are not familiar with clustering, it basically means the education the football players get is watered down compared to the general student body.
Yeah, it'd probably be tough to water down the TCU education much more.
Why are you here? Sure, we had a Baylor type season in 2010 and Mack started a complete rebuild of coaches, personell, and game planning. 2011 was the first step towards that rebuild and was comprised of a team full of freshman and sophomores that will be juniors and seniors this year.
If Henderson made this statement on twitter "about what Texas no they get all the talent in the world and just waste it ruin athletes" then he, and you are full of complete shit and have no idea what you are talking about.
Player development is fine, and the ultimate goal is the NFL and few teams develop the type of talent that makes as big an impact in the NFL. Which is the ultimate testament to true player development.
Again, you are full of shit!
This statement is a joke. Last time I check the UT football players have to go to the same classes as the general UT population, where you have students that generally fell in the top 8% of their HS classes.
BU's education is a joke. It has a 80% grad rates, because they don't flunk anyone out so they can keep getting Daddy's tuition $.
It's so funny at a BU fan is over here talking trash to UT fans. BU has historically been a joke of a program. You have reached your peak with Briles. When you have consistently won over time come back here an argue.
Baylor football has a serious problem with clustering too but you are pretty naive if you don't think the UT football players go to special classes. They are not sticking UT football players in those large general assembly classes. They are putting them in small classes where they get special attention. Plus, over 50% of UT football players are clustered over 3 majors. You can spin that however you want but that is at a much higher rate than the regular student body. See the link.
Baylor also graduates more players than UT does although their graduation rates have dropped some under Briles which is a shame as Baylor historically has had some of the best (if not the best) in the conference every year. The Daddy's tuition comments are misplaced considering that UT is paid for with tax dollars. Where would UT be without those tax dollars?
And you could be right about Baylor's future. However, Briles has managed to recruit some talented players and has an appealing system for offensive players. They may not be good enough to win every year but they should at least be competitive for the near future and, I believe have the ability to win the conference at some point. For long suffering Baylor fans, this is a great time in our football history.
A look at schools in conferences that receive automatic BCS berths that have the highest percentage of football players pursuing the same majors. The survey includes only sophomores, juniors and seniors, and does not include players who have not declared
Billy6507 - hope you keep coming back to Hookem; I know some (at least 1 anyway) in this thread have a hard time with the concept of civil discussion...in a discussion thread...on a discussion board
But we've been able to figure out a way to have Bruthaman (OU) over here & keep it civil...
This post was edited by mcb0703 15 months ago
A couple of quick counterpoints you may have missed. While UT is indeed a state University that receives state funding, that just means that the state is trying to keep a top tier education affordable for a sharp high school graduate without a ton of money. Those graduates in turn return that gift when they become successful. It depends on the year, but the UT endowment fund is usually somewhere in the top 5 of all universities.
Second, while your athletes may graduate on schedule at a slightly higher rate, the athletes who complete their eligibility or go pro early can return or continue at the university to complete their degree at Texas. Few schools offer that option.
Enjoy your time with a good team, history has shown it is boom and bust at Baylor.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by rozell99 15 months ago
UT football players don't go to special classes because you can see them in the classes being taken by everyone else. UT, like Baylor and everywhere else, sinks the special treatment of athletes into tutoring. I believe the average D-1 athlete gets 6.8 times more assistance in terms of monetary value than a D-1 undergraduate (quoting Buzz Bissinger in his Intelligence Squared debate).
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